Search warrant leads to recovery of 10k fentanyl pills, illegal firearms in Minneapolis

By Fox 9 Staff

PublishedNovember 20, 2022 2:51PM

Crime and Public Safety


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (FOX 9) – Law enforcement in Minneapolis seized thousands of fentanyl pills and several illegal firearms during the execution of a search warrant on Friday night. 

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said the Violent Offenders Task Force (VOTF), Minneapolis SWAT and other law enforcement members executed the search warrant in the area of Broadway and Emersion Ave in North Minneapolis. 

During the search, detectives recovered around 10,000 fentanyl pills and eight illegally owned firearms, the press release states.

While executing the warrant, law enforcement said there were multiple “uncooperative” people and some who attempted to escape out a window, but they were quickly caught. 

The sheriff’s office said 11 people were arrested and booked into custody. They did not say whether anyone has been formally charged. 

The search warrant stemmed from an ongoing investigation of illegal narcotic sales and weapons possession in north Minneapolis in connection to Operation Endeavor, according to the sheriff’s office.